Just south of the bustling Norfolk and Newport News metropolitan areas is the somewhat quieter and more relaxing city of Chesapeake. The city sits on the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway and has been an important naval shipping center for several decades now. One of the better places to stay when you’re visiting Chesapeake is the Chesapeake Campground on the south side of the city.When you rent a camper near Chesapeake Campground, you’ll get easy access to the city, which is only about 15 minutes' drive away but is still far enough out to enjoy some peace and quiet. The RV campground offers a range of hookups including just electricity and water at 30/50 amp service or full hookups if that’s what you need. If you don’t go for the sewer hookups, there’s also a dump station in the park where your tanks can be emptied. Chesapeake Campground also offers showers, clean bathrooms, and laundry facilities should you need to wash a load of clothes.Just as important are the recreational amenities though, like a nine-hole miniature golf course, a driving range, and hayrides for the kids. If you want to get out on the water, Chesapeake Campground also has canoe, kayak, and johnboat rentals by the hour or by the day. Feel like riding some great Virginia back roads? Chesapeake also has bicycles for rent and pony rides.If you need to restock a few essentials while you're here, there’s a campground store with ice, RV supplies, snacks, and sundries. The store also offers board games and CD sharing for fun times around the nightly campfire. When you camp with a rental motorhome at Chesapeake Campground, there’ll be no shortage of good times.
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Have you ever wanted to sleep at the foot of a mountain or wake up to the sound of the ocean’s waves gently crashing on the shore? When on a road trip, do you like to stop at every weird and wonderful roadside attraction? Do you ever just want to take a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and get out into the great outdoors? Then renting an RV is definitely for you.
Camping in an RV allows you to adventure on your terms. Whether you’re looking to bond over an open fire with family and friends or you just want to get away for a while, there’s no better way to do it than from behind the wheel of an RV.
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Residents of Chesapeake love the outdoors, and it really shows on summer weekends when the crowds flock to Oak Grove Lake Park. The lake is quite popular with anglers, and fishing platforms dot the shoreline at regular intervals. There’s also a beautiful 1.5-mile path around the lake for a nature stroll or early morning workout if you’re so inclined when you book an RV in Chesapeake.Don’t be deterred by the name, but one of the best places to go cycling or jogging is just outside the park – the Dismal Swamp Canal Trail. The 11-mile path along the canal is paved, perfectly flat, and accessible to all fitness levels. In May of each year, the canal hosts the Paddle to the Border event where canoes and kayaks make their way from the North Carolina border to Chesapeake, and the trail fills with spectators. The nearby swamp is also a historically significant stop along the Underground Railroad and is loaded with fascinating wildlife.Though if sun and sand are calling your name during your motorhome camping vacation, then you must head to Virginia Beach. The coastal community is a favorite of vacationers in the Old Dominion State, with miles of wide beaches, beautiful palm trees, and a fantastic boardwalk area. Be sure to show up early though, as it can get crowded on weekends, holidays, or really whenever the sun is shining.
Chesapeake is a pleasant city to base yourself when renting an RV, with plenty of great attractions, shopping centers, and a good selection of restaurants to choose from. Additionally, the network of highways makes getting around eastern Virginia a cinch. With the U.S. Navy based nearby, it should come as no surprise that there are some great military history museums in the area. The Military Aviation Museum in Virginia Beach is one of the finest in the country with operational WWI and WWII-era aircraft on display. A number of airshows take place there each year, so it’s worth checking their schedule to see if one coincides with your trip. There’s also the option of taking a tour in an early 20th-century biplane if you’re not too afraid of heights.If you’re an animal lover or are traveling with one, you should check out the Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center outside Virginia Beach. Over 700 marine species can be found there including komodo dragons, a variety of rays, and freshwater crocodiles. The highlight of the museum is the display depicting aquatic life and their journey from Virginia’s river through the estuary and into the Atlantic Ocean.With the large military presence and a populous metropolitan area just next door, Chesapeake has an excellent dining scene with cuisines from all around the world. If you want something more local though, try North Carolina BBQ with its bevy of pork dishes and vinegar/pepper-based sauce (no sugar and tomatoes allowed). Chesapeake and Norfolk also have an abundance of outlet malls offering varieties of clothing and home décor. There’s also a large shopping center housing several major chains near the intersection of the Hampton Roads Beltway and Greenbrier Parkway.
What type of RV should I choose?
Start by determining how many people are planning to travel with you. Going on a solo-journey? Choose a camper van or a teardrop trailer. Bringing the whole family along for the ride? Consider a spacious Class A or five-wheel.
You’ll also want to consider amenities. For example, if you’re planning to cook on the road, you’ll want a kitchenette. If your campground doesn’t have public restrooms, you’ll want to search RVs with bathrooms. Check out full descriptions of our models to help you decide here.
Do the RVs have bathrooms?
Yes. Class A’s, Class B’s, and Class C’s and five-Wheels typically have bathrooms. Depending on where you plan on camping, you’ll want to double-check the availability of restrooms if selecting a rig without a bathroom. Nervous about renting an RV with a bathroom? Owners can help show you how to clean the tank or will offer to do it for you for a fee.
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